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Upskilling to Beat the Labor Shortage

By David Faro To see a complete list of the training opportunities available through your membership, visit the Hospitality Association Education Foundation (EF) website.  If you have questions or need

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Yelp and Instawork Team Up to Tackle Seattle’s Staffing Crisis

With 90% employee turnover rates, restaurant-tech company brings fresh ideas to the table. Seattle, WA.— The Seattle area’s cost of living index continues to soar as the hospitality industry struggles

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Hospitality Association Announces 2017 Legislative Heroes

OLYMPIA – Annually, the Washington Hospitality Association recognizes lawmakers who are true champions of the hospitality industry’s priorities. The association is known for its political advocacy and acumen. Nominees for

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 9/18/17

Seattle short term rental legislation passed; Duplicate paid sick leave policies are still a possibility; WA Hospitality legislative heroes recognized.

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Weekly Update: Our Tuition Partnership With WSU

Washington Hospitality Association Announces Tuition Assistance Partnership With WSU A new educational partnership between Washington State University and the Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation will grant thousands of hospitality professionals

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Eye on Hospitality: Patent Trolling Update

As we discussed last week, hotels are frequently the target of patent trolling scams. Patent trolls produce nothing, but buy up vague patents and attempt to enforce their rights against accused infringers far beyond the patent’s actual value or contribution through hardball legal tactics.

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Get to Know Your Area Coordinator: A Big Benefit of Association Membership

Restaurateurs and hoteliers across our state know there are many benefits to membership in the Washington Hospitality Association. And one of the biggest benefits of all is access to the Association’s area coordinators.

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Stars of the Industry Awards (Deadline September 22)

Stars of the Industry Awards have a long and hallowed tradition at both the national level through the American Hotel & Lodging Association and here in Washington State, where we

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Hospitality Graduate Degree (Why?)

Dr. Don Martin, Ph.D Despite the professional success of many who did not earn a college diploma, it is becoming clear that earning an education matters. In addition, an undergraduate degree

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Hospitality Association Backs FareStart Apprenticeship Program

OLYMPIA Aug. 31, 2017 – The Washington Hospitality Association is excited to support FareStart’s recently launched Foodservice Apprenticeship Program. The program will help lower-income foodservice workers gain skills and employment

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Tuition Assistance Partnership Announced

Washington State University announces tuition assistance partnership with Washington Hospitality Association for online MBA, EMBA PULLMAN, Wash. (Sept. 08, 2017) — A new educational partnership between Washington State University (WSU)

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The Labor Market and Meat Vendors

By Chad Pearson, Business Outreach, Employment Security Department Knowing what’s going on with the labor market is a lot like the relationship with your meat vendor. You don’t need to

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Five Focus Areas to Compete and Win

Our restaurant has traditionally had pretty steady sales, but lately our sales have begun to flatten even with price increases. The business also seems less energized than in years past, yet the economy is growing around us. Where should I focus to get back to where we can be?

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Weekly Update: Rule for Overtime Pay Struck Down

Major Victory for Hospitality Industry: Rule for Overtime Pay Struck Down U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant has struck down the rule for overtime pay, saying the Labor Department set an